Simon is a founder of PredictionIO, with years of experiences on tech startup in London, Hong Kong, Mainland China and Silicon Valley.
Starting off as a software engineer in the Bay Area after graduating from university, Simon started a tutor matching site on a part-time basis while working a full-time job in 2003. The site later pivoted to become a profitable tutoring center. In 2004, Simon pursued his startup passion full-time with the support of angel investment. Simon co-founded Crossark, a career-centered networking and matching site, in Hong Kong. Simon then raised a new round of funding to launch CityIN and WaZhua, social news and entertainment networking sites, in mainland China.
Simon specializes in machine learning, big data processing, recommender systems and programming, and has a strong interest in product design.